Shopping in Varanasi

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Varanasi Shopping

The city's shops are open generally from 10 to 8; the larger shops close on Sunday, but the street sellers and smaller shops are open daily. One of India's chief weaving centers, Varanasi is famous for its silk-brocade saris, which start at around Rs. 2,000. Some saris are still woven with real gold and silver threads, though in most noncustom work the real thing has been replaced by artificial fibers. (You can see the fabric being woven by entire families in Muslim neighborhoods like Qazi Sadullahpura.)

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